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president obama told house republicans they should vote now on hurricane sandy aid, quote, without delay. this has new york lawmakers chastised house republicans for deciding to put the vote off for a few months. people in the region are still trying to recover with the worst winter months still ahead. the senate approved a $60 billion measure friday while a house committee drafted a bill about half that size. >>> students from sandy hook elementary got a sneak peek at the campus where they will go back to school tomorrow. an open house was held this morning at a school in nearby monroe. they have refurbished it and making the classrooms look just like those in sandy hooks. they brought in desks and backpacks to make the kids feel at home. >> prince william had to go away from his family for. she is back in the picture of courage. first time on tv since bei >>> while most of world celebrated the arrival of the new year the prince will yamd serve as a rescue pilot. his unit got call 15 minutes into the new year to help find a man that was swept to sea while walking his dog on a pier in en
jersey governor blasts congress for not doing must have to help super storm sandy victims how the house speaker responded. >> our first check of traffic, and you can tell a lot of people getting back to work after the holiday break. this san francisco skyway jammed going left to right. and better for folks on the righthand side of the screen. back wit >>> new jersey governor chris christie is fuming, angry at members of his own republican party and in particular, john boehner because congress has not acted on a aid package for victims of super storm, sandy. >> in october, super storm sandy unleashed her fury on new york and new jersey z now, the fight over recovery funding erupted into a storm of anger. on capitol hill. >> we cannot believe that this cruel knife in the back was delivered to our region. >> in the regions. >> 66 days and counting. shame on you. shame on congress. >> lawmakers expect aid vote on the sandy aid bill late last night. but in a surprise move, speaker john boehner pulled the bill. the house would not vote before the start of the next 3 the reaction, swift and an
it out. >>reporter: atmosphere changed drastically since the sandy hook tragedy and now the school emphasizing the policy that life learning academy takes zero tolerance approach to veils, threat of violence and can result in dismissal from the school. >> i feel in like they overreacted. >>reporter: why. >> because my daughter doesn't have a history of violence. she didn't threaten nebraska. at any time threaten herself. simply said she understood why. >>reporter: courtney says the poem are therapeutic way of expression herself but now it's up to the san francisco unified school district to decide if the poem is a form of art or a genuine threat to the safety of courtney fellow students. >> i spoke with the principal from the academy tonight and she would need to contact a district official and call me back. courtney mother is expecting to hear from the school district when school resumes on january seventh. back to you. >> okay thanks. >> oakland city leaders reaching for outside help to stop the growing crime raichlt plan out laind today and it calls for consult with veteran l
away. >>> a new jersey condo complex damaged by hurricane sandy has been hit with fire. about 100 firefighters battled the blaze. fire officials say no one was seriously hurt. residents have been struggling in the aftermath of sandy. the cause of the fire is under investigation, but fire officials say several gas lines ruptured, which fuelled the fire. >> here's a look at your weather for the first day of 2013. thunderstorms from houston to new orleans and in atlanta, flooding is a possibility, as well. parts of west virginia and ohio could pick up a couple of inches of snow and windy in the northeast. >> the midwest will shiver in the cold air. minneapolis in the mid teens. the rose parade will get off to a chilly support. seattle and portland in the upper 30s. the northeast, seasonable. miami is our hot spot. a balmy 81. >> that's where i'm going next new year's, miami. >> sounds like a plan. >>> 2012 has seen a lot of ups and downs in the world of sports. >> brandi hitt takes a look back at the highlights and the low lights. >> reporter: the sports world gave us plenty to remem
to take the stand. >> good morning, everybody, i'm rob nelson. this morning, hurricane sandy is our only story as that monster storm churns into a worse-case scenario. >> we're going to die. we're going to freeze. >> barack obama has been re-elected president of the united states, declared the winner just after 11:00 eastern last night. winning pretty much all of the key battle ground states, including ohio. breaking developments in the scandal that's already claimed the career of former cia director david petraeus. >> hundreds turned out to remember the 20 children and 6 adults killed in last friday's elementary school massacre. in a very emotional address, the president said simply the country has had enough of this kind of bloodshed. >> charlotte, daniel, olivia, josephine. let us find the strength to carry on and make our country worthy of their memory. >> incredible year. >> the president revealed earlier yesterday that that day of newtown, connecticut, december 14, that was the worst day of his presidency. the toughest day. >> i don't think anybody would argue with that. and on a l
of the sandy hook school shooting in connecticut. preparing now to return to classes for the first time since the tragedy. classes actually resume tomorrow. but today, families will get a first look at the new location. the previous chalk hill middle school in nearby monroe, just a few miles from newtown. a meticulously renovated school the students will now attend. and abc's amy robach is in monroe this morning, to show us. good morning to you, amy. >> reporter: josh, good morning to you. we're just down the street from chalk hill school. and we understand some families here, in an effort to show support to the students from sandy hook who will be returning to school tomorrow morning, they have lined the streets, the bus route, with green ribbons, to make them feel the support of this community, as they head back into the halls of a classroom. we also know there's a new sign up on chalk hill middle school that now reads sandy hook elementary school. as students go to class tomorrow, many of them will see a familiar face. their former principal, donna page, who retired back in 2010, will be g
since the sandy hook tragedy and now the school emphasizing the policy that life learning academy takes zero tolerance approach to veils, threat of violence and can result in dismissal from the school. >> i feel in like they overreacted. >>reporter: why. >> because my daughter doesn't have a history of violence. she didn't threaten nebraska. at any time threaten herself. simply said she understood why. >>reporter: courtney says the poem are therapeutic way of expression herself but now it's up to the san francisco unified school district to decide if the poem is a form of art or a genuine threat to the safety of courtney fellow students. >> i spoke with the principal from the academy tonight and she would need to contact a district official and call me back. courtney mother is expecting to hear from the school district when school resumes on january seventh. back to you. >> okay thanks. >> oakland city leaders reaching for outside help to stop the growing crime raichlt plan out laind today and it calls for consult with veteran law enforcement officials from los angeles boston and for
already battered by hurricane sandy. today -- the streets flooded again. and back here in syracuse, crews have cleared many of the main roads, moving these mountains of snow. but tonight, the fear, as the temperature drops, the slush turns to ice, making travel even more difficult. authorities say if you don't have to be out here, stay home. david? >> john schriffen leading us off tonight in syracuse, new york. john, our thanks to you. i want to bring in the chief meteorologist at our power house station there in boston, harvey leonard at channel five. harvey, always great to see you. you were telling us, another big part of the story, not just the snow we saw there in john's piece, but the rain and the winds there in new england. >> yeah, great to be working with you, david. and i got to tell you, the wind gusted to just about hurricane force, along the coast of massachusetts. in addition, rainfall amounts, two and three inches, localized flooding. and the big wind did cause problems at the time of high tide. fortunately, the tides were low. if they were high, there would have been a lot
of aide for victims of hurricane sandy. house gop leaders decided to wait for the new session of congress before taking the vote. new york republican peter king called it absolutely inexcusable. and democrat eliot engle says speaker john boehner should hang his head in shame. >>> secretary of state hillary clinton, entering a fourth day in a new york city hospital where she is being treated for a blood clot. chelsea clinton has been at her mother's bedside. and tweeted, thank you for sending good thoughts to my mom's way. doctors have not given a date when clinton can leave the hospital or how soon she'll be able to resume her usual, hectic pace. >>> and students from sandy hook elementary get ready to head back to class tomorrow for the first time since the shooting nearly three weeks ago. an open house scheduled today and therapy dogs are on their way from chicago to help ease the transition. we'll be live in newtown, coming up on "good morning america." >>> in the week of the newtown tragedy, one new jersey school district will have an armed police officer at every school beginning tod
's annual new year's day swim takes on a special significance after superstorm sandy badly damaged coney island and its famous boardwalk. money raised from the swim will go to a nonprofit called coney recovers. >> what we're aiming to do with the funds raised today in partnership with the polar bear club is help out not for profits in the area. >> reporter: as for these arctic athletes, each has their own strategy for diving into the frigid waters. >> you've got to run in place to get warmed up, and we like to love and hug and kiss and get all warm and fuzzy and then we jump right in. >> reporter: after a few minutes of psychological gamesmanship, it's time. this army of self-proclaimed polar bears runs towards its nemesis, the ocean. >> it's a lot better if you dunk your head in really fast. it's like ripping a band-aid off. >> reporter: another year, another plunge. >> every day is a new year. yeah! >> reporter: in coney island, matt cozar, channel 7, eyewitness news. >> he wins the best outfit. dressed up like a scottish bagpiper. >> now the polar bear club, it's the oldest winter bat
. there was a family flooded out by superstorm sandy, even one of our abc producers helped drive them to safety. their house was flooded so badly, they could not go back home. abc's ron claiborne has this incredible story. >> reporter: in the storm ravaged town of long beach, long island, on the day after hurricane sandy, we met barbara burns standing on the front porch of the house she called home for the past 48 years, the house had five feet of floodwater in it and, worse, 100 gallons of home heating oil stored in her garage had spilled into the water. she wanted to go to a shelter but her family had no way to go anywhere. almost every car in town had been damaged by the flood. so we gave them a ride. she, her daughter maureen, her two grandchildren and mccleary, the family dog, all squeezed in with a few possessions they could grab in a hurry. producer john s achlsantucci dr them to city hall where they caught a bus to the sheller. that's the last time we saw them until a few days ago when we met mrs. burn and maureen again at their little house on connecticut avenue. >> i really feel like
be at 3 to 4%, it is only at .7. hurricane sandy taking some of the blame for the low sales. also, the possibility of the fiscal cliff, some think americans are feeling skittish. retailers hope shoppers will come out today to help push numbers up, help their bottom line as they close out this holiday season. the stores are opening here in san mateo and all over the bay area, old navy opening at 5:00 this morning. amy hollyfield, abc7 news. >>> storm watch coverage, all of this rain has caused flooding in some areas. sonoma county, road closures last night. highway 12 and 121 in shellville remains closed for now south of sonoma, it is expected to reopen sometime today. tomas roman shows the difficult driving conditions throughout the bay area. >> reporter:f+tñc this is too common a sight for many here. highway 120 with one and highway 12 floods after heavy rain then becomes a river when high tide occurs. rain was heavy throughout the bay area in american canyon highway 12 and red top roads streets became flooded after 5 p.m.. umbrellas were necessary. rain poured down on mcdonald
in connecticut wants to sue the state over the sandy hook elementary school shooting. he is demanding $100 million in damages on behalf of an unidentified six-year-old girl who survived. he says the girl heard gunfire and screaming and was left with emotional scars. 27 people, including 20 children, were killed two weeks ago when 20-year-old adam lanza killed his mother and opened fire at the school before taking his own life. >>> next, new mission for the mars rover. it's about to begin a 2-1/2 billion journey. billion journey. >> a night for extra blankets. you know how much grandma wanted to be here for your fist christmas? you see grandma lives waaaay down here, and you live way up here. brian, your cousin, he's a little bit older than you, he lives here, in chicago. and your aunt lisa lives here, in baltimore. uncle earnie? waaay out in hawaii. but don't you worry, we will always be together for christmas. [ male announcer ] being together is the best part of the holidays and cheerios is happy to be part of the family. you just ate dallas! >> the mars rover curiosity has a new mission
. that is our report. m >> today on "katie," the television debut of broadway hit "annie." >> come on, sandy! >> everyone's favorite hard-life orphans are back. katie: there's only one person missing. who is that? >> annie! >> after a search a new red-headed star is born. >> ♪ tomorrow tomorrow i love you tomorrow ♪ >> plus, an "annie" trivia showdown. >> punjab. >> in your face! >> it's an "annie" all-star show. [captioning made possible by disney-abc domestic television] [cheers and applause] katie: hi everyone! hi! so, hi everybody, welcome, have a seat. are you excited? because i am so excited today. i love musicals, and i love this brotherhood way musical in particular. you picked a fantastic day to be here in our audience. you're getting two shows for the price of one. actually our tickets are free, so even better. the new cast of "annie" is here, which is so exciting. [cheers and applause] it's their first national tv appearance, and the 35th anniversary revival opens on broadway november 8. we're giving you all a preview performance. it's one of the most beloved musicals ever, an
successful buy back event on record. the event moved up several months in response to the sandy hook school nas masa ker happening two weeks ago. >> at least one law enforcement official responding to the national rifle association's call to book armed cops in schools. following what happened in the controversial sheriff considering placing an armed volunteer sheriff deputy near schools. >> this is when they're going to be talking about the guns now, but i have the certainmt>"f resources at my disposal. i'm not going talk about it. i'm going to do it. >> the group usually patrols shopping balls but he says may extend the tour to keep schools safe. volume lun tears won't be patrolling on campus, but rather, around school autos still ahead an arrest today of a shooting ambush that left two firefighters dead. why police say a neighbor helped with the attack. >> late movement on a possible tax cut deal. new details on what could keep the nation from falling off the fiscal cliff. >> there is an app for just about everything, now, being cute on video. >>> there is movement in wad on a possibly ta
york lawmakers are furious the house loorp has abandoned the vote on victims of super storm sandy. they had proved a $60 billion to help recovering from the october storm that devastated parts of new york, new jersey and other states nearby. a house committee had drafted a smaller $27 billion measure but the house adjourned last night without taking up either proposal. if they don't take action before congress's term ends tomorrow, any vote will have to wait until the end of january. >>> we're learning new information about a naked man with a sword who held san jose police at bay for several hours. his name is cocoa bennet. someone reported someone with anment is rifle. sky7hd was there when officers fired a flash bang device for him to drop the sword diploma they were able to finally subdue i him, get the sword and take him into custody. >> katie: bennett was treated for injuries he suffered in the confrontation. police say they averted a possible mass killing because the assault rifle in his car was fully loaded. >> contra costa water board holds a hearing in concord to consider
where public schools allow guns on campus. but in the wake of the shooting at sandy hook, the push is on to add more states to that list. arizona's attorney general wants every school principal or the designee armed. in ohio, applications for one shooting course for teachers are up 20%. arming teachers is a lot like arming airline pilots. simply knowing that someone on campus might be carrying a gun could be enough to stop the bad guys. in 1997, an armed high school vice principal in mississippi did manage to stop a 16-year-old shooter on a rampage. but there was also columbine. 15 people died and the armed security guard on campus and another one nearby could not stop it. >> the nra's blanket call to arm our schools is really nothing more than a distraction. >> reporter: some teachers in utah say they want more gun training. and organizers are already planning another class for the next holiday break. cecilia vega, abc news, los angeles. >> you didn't have any armed teachers when you grew up, did you? >> i did. i had an armed teacher, not a teacher, an officer and a drug sniffing
. >> we'll never know how many lives could have been saved at sandy hook elementary if someone had had a firearm. >> reporter: since that shooting at sandy hook, more and more states are looking to join the handful that already allow guns in some form in public schools. applications at one ohio shooting class are up 20%. and it's everyone, from teachers, to bus drivers, to janitors, wanting to learn how to arm themselves on campus. >> the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun. >> the nra's blanket call to arm our schools is really nothing more than a distraction. >> reporter: as the debate in washington rages on, so do the classes on how to arm teachers in utah. >> we just want to make sure that people have the tools at their disposal to mitigate risk and save lives at the end of the day. >> reporter: this training was so popular, there's already another one planned for the next school break. for "good morning america," cecilia vega, abc news, los angeles. >>> switching gears, now, to how to lighten up the gloomy winter months? not just for us, but for you
sales increased only 0.7%. hurricane sandy dampened the mood of shoppers in the northeast. and then there's the issue of the fiscal cliff and higher taxes. >> i think the worries of what we're going to be dealing with at the end of the year has curbed our spending, for sure. >> reporter: retailers today are trying to outdo one another with deals, often better than what was offered the day after thanksgiving. amazon offering a 46-inch tv, marked down 44% for just $338. best buy is cutting the price of a nikon camera. and a cashmere sweater from bloomingdale's, just $89.99. last year shoppers spent more than $7 billion on the day after christmas. bargains have become a post holiday tradition. whether you're shopping in stores or surfing for discounts and free shipping from online venders, retailers are looking for you on what may be the fifth busiest shopping day of the year. brad wheelis, abc news, los angeles. >> i think you have the right idea. we should go shopping when we're done. online venders still offering free shipping. just go online and find the coupons. it's tha
of a more direct approach. 82-year-old sandy mccullough wears a sign around his neck, looking for his perfect exxon on. he wants her to be over 60. but wouldn't turn down a woman who is younger. >> if a 40-year-old or 50-year-old came along and said, i'm too young but i want to do this. i would probably do it. >> as for his unusual tactic, mccullough believes in asking for what you want plainly and clearly. >>> now, to a story that proves creative inspiration can be found pretty much anywhere. you don't often find a 10-year-old in the laundry room. but this guy is getting some clean sounds out of an unlikely instrument instruments. >> he's been taking lessons for about a year. but this self-taught tot is getting 3,000 hits on youtube. there you have it. career in the making. >>> now, for some of you, your local news is next. >> for everyone else, we'll be right back with a life-changing journey of a message in a bottle. [ male ann are easy with free pickup eturns from the u.s. postal service. we'll even drop off boxes if you need them. visit pay, print, and have it picked up
of hurricane sandy across the northeast. now, stores are trying to lure in shoppers with some deep, deep post-christmas discounts. >>> and some starbucks stores in the nation's capital are serving up a political message with their coffee. ceo howard schultz is urging employees in washington, d.c. area starbucks to write come together on the customers' cups today and tomorrow. it's a message to urge lawmakers to work out a deal to keep the country from going over that fiscal cliff next week, which would send taxes soaring while slashing spending. >>> meanwhile, hollywood has something to celebrate as we close out 2012. it's been a very big year in the movies, with the number of tickets sold in the u.s. up for the first time in three years. the domestic box office take is set to hit a record $10.8 billion, with ticket sales up 5.6%. quite an accomplishment in the age of impressive home theaters. >>> meanwhile, when we come back, travelers weren't the only ones fed up with holiday deals. what an angry pilot had to say to his passengers about the matter. >>> also, proof that you do not have to be
a fresh start for the children of sandy hook elementary school. officials in newtown, connecticut, have set this tuesday as the first day of opening school following the massacre there. >> parents are being invited to join their children on the first few days back and students, well, they're being encouraged to take the bus to begin getting back to familiar routines. can you understand if they're a little apprehensive. >>> turning to sports, six college bowl games are being played. >> all on the abc, espn family of networks. espn also has your new year's eve highlight. >> cassidy hubbarth with your "sportscenter" update. let's go bowling. lsu took on clemson in the chick-fil-a bowl in atlanta, georgia. fourth clemson down 24-16 driving tajh boyd to deandre hopkins for 12-yard score. 339 yards passing. clemson facing fourth and 16 and boyd gets it to hopkins. hopkins torched it for 190 receiving yards. later in the drive a 37-yard field goal is good and clemson comes back to beat lsu, 25-24 for its second bowl win in its last seven tries. >>> to the nba, the heat snapping a two-game losi
that meant more. >> mother nature dealt blizzards and hurricane sandy. haijor see vents. the bare area spared disasters and boost bid good economic news, higher home prices and lower unemployment. >> so i anticipate retail sales will be above average owe this is the executive director of the retail management institute. with numbers showing slowest growth chains may pull back plan tochlz pand that. could impact hiring. retailers are waiting to see if washington can resolve the impass on a tax, and budget plan. >> there is that uncertainty. they'll be more conservative and do store growth. we're going to have some indications of what direction we're going in. i would think, in the next few weeks. hopefully, next few days. >> uncertainty can have a ripple affect on other sectors of the economy. next month is when toy makers will start showing their new lines. apparel makers won't be far behind. bay area shoppers seem to have confidence lacking in other parts of the count tli. >> we're in silicon valley. people have money here regardless of what is going on with weather and everything else. >> a
york area lawmakers are furious that the house abandoned a vote on aid for victims of super storm sandy. senate had proved a $60 billion measure on friday to help recovery from the storm that devastated parts of new york, new jersey and nearby states. a house committee has drafted a smaller $27 billion measure but the house vanished last night without taking up either proposal. if the house doesn't take action before congress term ends tomorrow any vote will have to wait until the end of january. >>> we're learning new information about a naked man with a sword and assault weapon who held san jose police in a standoff for several hours. they identified the man has koe co-bennett. they spotted him in a vehicle after someone report. when he yelled police were going to have to kill him. they fired a flash bang device to get him to drop the sword but it didn't work. >> he tried to take off running but at some point he fell down and they were able to subdue him. they were able to get the knife and take him into custody. >> he was treated for injuries. police say they averted a possible mass
areas were the northeast and mid-atlantic. really the impact zone of hurricane sandy. that's where we saw the weakest growth for the year. >> reporter: today, the season of giving looked a lot more like the season of giving back. >> i got a jacket from my girlfriend that was just slightly too big. so, i returned it and actually got $71 back and the size i wanted. >> reporter: about 10% of all gifts are headed straight back to the store. electronics can be some of the toughest. often with only a 15-day return window. many other items can go back 30 or even 90 days later. though analysts warn that many now require an i.d. between now and new year's, there are some amazing deals out there, still. we found a 50-inch tv for just $399. computers up to $500 off. and still at many, many retailers, discounts ranging from 50% to 70% off. still some great deals out there, david. >> music to many ears, neal. thanks to you. >>> and when we come back here tonight, what forced some families to actually talk this christmas. you think i'm kidding. our great states folks visit. tter whicf mississippi,
adults at sandy hook elementary school and shot and killed his mother at their home. police have yet to offer a motive for the killings. >> new information tonight on the mental health issues of the woman accused of pushing a man to his death in front of a new york city subway train on thursday. police say members of erica's family called them five times because she had not properly been prescribed medications they didn't say what those medications were. the 31-year-old is being held without bail and funeral services held in queens for the victim, 47-year-old. >> a woman is recovering in a hospital after eating death cap mushrooms. authorities say she ate six mushrooms she picked near uc santa cruz. she went to the hospital a day later now receiving treatment under a clinical trial of a european antidote. this is the third local case involving the triala+pqn, whichn fda approval in 2010. if n.two years, five californians died and 18 suffered liver or fid any failure after eating death cap mushroom autos coming up, making the call to help u.s. troop autos coming up next efforts to mak
today's nfl game. they welcomed scores of people from the sandy hook elementary school and greeted the children, teachers and parents. a moment of silence was observed for the 27 victims killed in the tragedy. the tribute was complete with a new york giants route of the philadelphia eagles. >>> the death toll has reached nine in a tour bus crash on an icy highway in oregon. it happened this morning in frigid conditions on interstate 84 near pendleton in northwest oregon. police say the driver of the charter bus lost control on the slick pavement. the bus skidded through a guardrail and tumbled several hundred feet down an embankment. about 40 passengers were traveling from las vegas to vancouver, british columbia. in addition to the nine passengers who died, more than 20 people including the driver were injured. they are being treated at hospitals in oregon, washington and idaho. >>> people in several parts of the u.s. face dangerous driving conditions and hazards thanks to a winter tri-fecta of snow, wind and freezing temperatures. crews kept busy plowing roads while the homeowner
-to-pay tribute to the victims of the shooting. display will stay at the memorial that sprung up outside sandy hook until after the new year. afterwards officials say yimts will be turned into soil that will be used to make building blocks of a permanent memorial at the site. >> and coming up next, experts have warned about the climbing -- declining childhood obesity rates. research suggests we may be starting the year in a new direction. >> a son's christmas gift turned out to be mer than just this hat. the priceless reaction when he looked inside. >> >>> trending online today a father's priceless reaction to a christmas gift. >> yes this, is great. his son gave him a hat but real surprise came when he asked his kad to look inside of the hat. >> we're going to game! we're going to the game scla sclam -- game! >> how cute is that. look at his face. he and his son are go together bcs championship game. >> yes. they're from alabama ask tickets to the title game are hard to come by and pricey. last louance money there. cheapest ticket is nearly $1,000 dollars. >> but that look is priceless. >> ye
and hurricane sandy disrupting shopping. don't forget to recycle old devices you don't want. a company called green citizen tells bloomberg it expects to see a 30% rise in e-waste between now and february. tomorrow lawmakers head back to washington to continue tackling the fiscal cliff stocks continue to fall on growing concern time is running out to come to a budget agreement. >>> we are keeping a close eye on the storm i should say mike is, if you are seeing a break it is only a temporary break. >>> temporary break is good not everybody getting wet weather now moving northwest to southeast trying to touch all of our neighborhoods, here's a[tfñ look from sutro tor on san francisco an area that is drying out from one of those showers, pretty good coverage outside of the south bay, east bay valleys now, let's start with the ones that are farrers to the south hayward, union city -- san carlos, santa clara way, redwood city, all heading towards fremont, palo alto, milpitas, dublin downtown pleasanton towards livermore on main street where we are seeing wet weather best radar return now hillsbor
seen speeding from the scene. >> staff and students in sandy hook elementary school in connecticut will return to class on thursday. but in a new location. >> yes. they're going to be back to school for the first time since the massacre to that claims lived of 20 children and six adults. >> families have been visiting the new campus, there is an open house to be held there tomorrow, there will be therapy dogs to try to comfort the kids. >> an attorney who filed a lawsuit on behalf of a 6-year-old survivor of school tragedy has withdrawn the claim. the attorney says he will seek new evidence on security at the school and is reviewing it. he claimed his client suffered emotional and psychological trauma and injury. >> remember this frightening scene from october? that is when 20 people celebrating a bachelor party had to be rescued? now, the neptune is repaired and ready for inspection tomorrow. >> 25 people have signed up for the come back cruise on saturday. the family who owns this ship just started the business in march, offering wine and beer tastings on the bay. >> right now, p
be on the way for victims of hurricane sandy. the senate approved a spending bill worth $60 billion. the measure heads to the house where some lawmakers are hesitating to approve the bill in the final days of the current session. >>> and in maine, the first same-sex couples are legally exchanging vows today. the new law legalizing same-sex marriage went into effect at midnight, 12:01 a.m. today. some ceremonies were held overnight. same-sex marriage became legal in maryland on tuesday. become legal on tuesday. >>> and finally, talk about living on the edge. in massachusetts, several homes on plum island are in danger of plunging into the atlantic ocean. thursday's storms and pounding waves are threatening their foundations. two homes are so unstable the homeowners can't get inside to retrieve their belongings. >>> now, time to ginger and the weather. >> pittsburgh, getting more snow this morning. and they're about 27 of so getting up early this morning. some more cold air behind it. and the snowstorm we've been talking about before the broadcast, now moving into northeast new england. winter sto
he's received new evidence on security at sandy hook elementary school. he claims his client suffered traumaózo=l and injury during tt shooting rampage that killed 20 children and six adults. he initially claimed officials nailed to prevent his client, the young man invfled from for seeable harm. state attorney general says is there no basis to support such a lawsuit. classes resumed for the first time on thursday, in a school building in a neighboring town. >> colorado's law legalizing recreational use of marijuana is in effect prohibiting public consumption of pot so a new type of business opened at midnight, they're smoke clubs like this one. it's just an indoor place for people to light up when away from home. a representative says it's legal under the law. >> it says you can consume marijuana but not in public this, is private. >> they should regulate like alcohol. this is where you can come, hang ut and smoke instead of drink. >> police say they're waiting for guidance and say the pot club is in violation of law autos same-sex marriage is now the law in another state in the cou
-atlantic. the impact zone of hurricane sandy is where we saw the weakest growth ff for the year. >> reporter: the season of giving looked a lot more like the season of giving back. >> i got a jacket from my girlfriend that was slightly too big. so i returned it and got back $71 back and the size i wanted. >> reporter: 10% of all gifts are headed straight back to the store. electronics can be some of the toughest. often with only a 15-day return window. many other items can go back 30 or even 90 days later. though analysts warn that many now require an i.d. between now and new years, some amazing deals out there. we found a 50-inch tv on sale for just $399. computers at costco up to $500 off and discounts up to 50% to 70% off at many, many stores. neal karlinsky, abc news, seattle. >> so brandi, you told us yesterday you were going shopping today to get some stuff on your way back to l.a. did you get anything? >> you know what? oh, look at that. i didn't find anything. this is why. the stores were a lot less crowded. same sales as on christmas weekend. same sales. it was a waste of time. it w
sandy. that was a moment that changed the dynamic. changed the coverage of the race. allowed the president to elevate his presence and message and persona in the race in a way that i think cemented or solidified or at least contributed greatly to his victory. >> i disagree completely. i think it was the 47% video. when that emerged, i think that that really was what sort of calcified the image of mitt romney that the president's ads had been maintaining for months and i think it was very hard even with a poor debate performance from obama at first to come back from. >> in 1984 i knew mondale was going to lose when he gave his acceptance speech and said, the next president has to raise taxes. he won't tell you, i just did. this year i believed i knew that mitt romney was going to lose when he said, i will veto the d.r.e.a.m. act if it gets to my desk. when he said that in republican debate, i knew he couldn't get to 30% among latinos and i knew he was done. >> it sounds like an obvious answer but i think president obama's re-election will be seen by history as -- i think the w
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